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COMM 1067


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To familiarise students with the terms, concepts, techniques, processes, skills, technologies and theoretical underpinning of 3D CGI for film production and other forms of visual communication.

Course content

Introduction to CGI introduces students to the foundational theory, skills and techniques required to create short 3D animated productions; from idea generation, visual communication and character design, through to the technical processes of modelling, texturing, animating, lighting, setting up cameras and rendering in Maya. During the lecture series, students will engage with key theoretical topics linked to 3D CGI, through presentations and class discussions. During the practical series, students will develop skills, concepts and ideas through structured exercises and studio time. Students will also engage with international peers through an interactive online learning environment. The assessment tasks will provide students with the opportunity to combine these skills and techniques to create their own short 3D CGI productions.


Williams, R 2010, The Animator's Survival Kit, 2nd, Faber & Faber, UK


COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: INFT 3011 3D Computer Animation



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Task Length Weighting Duration
Online activities 675 words equivalent 15% N/A
Animated Production 1575 words equivalent 35% N/A
Project 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

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